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O’Sullivan To Face Maflin In Crawley Opener

Defending champion Ronnie O’Sullivan has been drawn against Kurt Maflin in the first round of next week’s English Open.

The tournament at K2 Crawley runs from October 15 to 21, with 128 players competing for the Steve Davis Trophy.

O’Sullivan beat Kyren Wilson 9-2 in last year’s final and is now set to play in a ranking event for the first time this season. He will face Norway’s Maflin on Monday October 15 (not before 1pm).

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World Champion Mark Williams will take on fellow Welshman Dominic Dale in the same session. And in Monday’s evening session, world number one Mark Selby will play Sanderson Lam.

On Tuesday October 16, showpiece matches will include John Higgins facing Li Yuan and Judd Trump playing Robin Hull.

Televised by Eurosport and Quest, it is the first of the season’s Home Nations series, to be followed by tournaments in Belfast, Glasgow and Cardiff. Any player winning all four trophies will bank a massive £1 million bonus.

Tickets are on sale now and start at just £10 – and with up to eight tables in play during the early rounds, it’s tremendous value for the chance to see many of the best cuemen on the planet show their skills.

All-day tickets start at just £20, and there are still a limited number of tickets available for the showpiece final on Sunday October 21st, with all-day tickets at £55. There are also a limited number of Event Passes which give access to every session of the tournament for just £160!

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